Child Survey as an Essential Part of Child Well-Being Index Design

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Abstract

The article is aimed at analyzing the possibilities of measuring child well-being and creating a child well-being index in Russia. It presents the materials of an empirical study that involved pilot surveys of children aged 10 to 17 (N=1942) and parents of children of the same age (N=1589) conducted in the Tambov region. The Index is based on six main areas of child well-being (domains): education, safety, health, material well-being, social relations, self-realization. The results obtained make it possible to compare the notions of parents and children about various aspects of well-being. We argue that children’s position is essential for a comprehensive assessment of child well-being, and thus interviewing children must be a necessary element in any child well-being index design.

General Information

Keywords: index of child well-being, quality of life, participation of children, indi¬cators of well-being, voice of the child

Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/pse.2021260611

Funding. The study was carried out within the framework of the state task of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation No.073-00041-21-03 dated 11.06.2021 “Scientific and methodological development of a system for assessing the well-being of a child in the Russian Federation”.

Received: 22.11.2021

Accepted:

For citation: Garifulina E.Sh., Ipatova A.A. Child Survey as an Essential Part of Child Well-Being Index Design. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2021. Vol. 26, no. 6, pp. 139–148. DOI: 10.17759/pse.2021260611. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Elvira S. Garifulina, PhD in Sociology, Associate Professor, Department of Legal and Forensic Psychology and Law, Faculty of Legal and Forensic Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Program Director, “Absolute-Help” Charity Foundation, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4306-3899, e-mail: egarifulina@timchenkofoundation.org

Anna A. Ipatova, PhD in Culture, Senior Researcher, Institute for Social Analysis and Forecasting, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (INSAP RANEPA), Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1425-3434, e-mail: ipatova@ranepa.ru

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